Incident Summary:

06/25/2011: On Saturday, in the Azra district of Lowgar, Afghanistan, a suicide bomber driving a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated his explosives targeting the Akbar Khail hospital. The blast killed at least 38 civilians, injured over 100 others and destroyed several vehicles and damaged the hospital. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Azra district

Location Details:
At a hospital in the Azra district of Lowgar, Afghanistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Akbar Khail Hospital
Specific Description A hospital
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
Weapon Details
A vehicle borne improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 39 Fatalities / 100 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 39
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 100
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Ray Rivera, "Car Bomb Blast at Afghan Hospital Kills at Least 20," New York Times, June 25, 2011,
Xinhua News Agency, "Suicide Bombing Kills 15, Wounds 45 in Logar Province, Afghanistan," World News Connection, Xinhua News Agency, June 25, 2011.
Paul Tait & Sugita Katyal, "Young Girl Carrying Bag of Explosives Killed in Afghanistan," Reuters, June 26, 2011,